Mind boggling challenge for all u die hard chicken lovers!

Big Red

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
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Paradise
Here's 2 picks of chicks that hatched out from my White Leghorn Eggs. The matings were of a White Leghorn Roo and Hen. She has never been mated with any other Roo.
How did i end up with 2 out of 11 with Black and Grey down with patch of Brown around the eyes??

I also have one that is of a Light Brown Color.

1 Day Old


1 Week Old
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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I'd say that there had to have been another roo visiting Paradise... or one or more grandparents on both sides had some dark.

Are you certain you didn't have a white andalusian hen in there that you thought was a white leghorn?
 

enola

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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When I picked up my pullets at TSC last week, I noticed a chick in with the White Leghorns that looked a little different.

She has muffs ! No beard, but muffs and green/slate legs ! AND a pea comb ! She lives with me now


Her name is Patty !


Waiting to see what color her eggs are
 

Big Red

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
121
1
119
Paradise
I'm quite on the mark with labeling the eggs as i pick them up from the coop. The white leghorns have been in there breeder cages together all along. I even have a white chick with a tiny black spot in the center of it's back. Maybe Mahonri is right ...maybe it came from her grandparents or parents line. She was brought in from a hatchery from our Agriculture Dept. Maybe they are cross breeding their birds. Who knows.
 

Big Red

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
121
1
119
Paradise
Quote:I'm pretty certain it was a White Leghorn but maybe your right about the grandparents. It's going to be interesting to see what they grow up to look like.
 

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